Book Reviews

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age 4+
 
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
age 10+
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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age 7+
 
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
age 7+
 
Super sleuths turn matchmakers in fun Valentine caper.
By Jane O'Connor
(2013)
age 15+
 
Affecting, darkly comic novel has heavy, mature themes.
By John Irving
(1989)
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age 10+
 
Brave misfit tames fears in inspiring, surprising novel.
By Rebecca Stead
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
age 6+
 
Friendship strengthens in fun, tender graphic novel sequel.
By Alison McGhee, Kate DiCamillo
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
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age 14+
 
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
age 6+
 
Charming story of lonely, book-loving girl who finds friend.
By Andrea Cheng
(2012)
age 8+
 
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
age 9+
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
age 8+
 
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
age 12+
 
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(2012)
age 10+
 
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
age 14+
 
Cryptic photos drive emotional novel of teen angst and loss.
By David Levithan
(2011)
age 4+
 
Out-of-this-world twist on timeless tale has dazzling art.
By Margaret McNamara
(2011)

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